Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ownership and Cultural Property

The Consortium on Human Rights and Expressive Culture will begin its next discussion on Monday, 15 February, 2010 with the theme of Ownership and Cultural Property. Discussants should be prepared to address ideas of "public culture" and the performance of cultural ownership, as well as national property rights conflicts, and how these figure into human rights discourses that emphasize global norms.

Please review the guidelines for participation and confirm your participation as soon as possible to chreculture [at] gmail [dot] com. Participants should use the time prior to the discussion to read all materials and prepare at least three questions and comments for discussion. These should be posted within 24 hours of the start of the discussion. Please find the reading list below:

Reading List: February 2010

Lessig, Lawrence. 2008. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. New York: Penguin.

Manuel, Peter, and Wayne Marshall. 2006. The Riddim Method: Aesthetics, Practice, and Ownership in Jamaican Dancehall. Popular Music 25(3): 447-470.

Marshall, Wayne. 2007. Brave You World.

Povinelli, Elizabeth. 2002. The Poetics of Ghosts: Social Reproduction in the Archive of the Nation. In The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Raviv, Yael. 2002. National Identity on a Plate. Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture 8(4).

Taylor, Mary N. 2009. Intangible Heritage Governance, Cultural Diversity, Ethno-nationalism. Focaal – European Journal of Anthropology 55: 41-58.

Taylor, Timothy D. 2003. A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery: Transnational Music Sampling and Enigma's 'Return to Innocence.' In Music and Technoculture. Lysloff, Rene T.A. and Leslie C. Gay, eds. Pp. 64-92. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

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